Valentine’s Day fundraiser for TSF

Valentine’s Day brought a special performance of Red Thread Santa Fe and For Giving Productions’ Almost, Maine. As a fundraising event for TSF, ticket sales treated the sixty audience members in attendance to a pre-show reception with appetizers generously donated by Cowgirl BBQ, Tomasita’s, and Whole Hog Café, with desserts kindly provided by Clafoutis, Chez Mamou, and Talia Pura. Jennie Lewis from the Santa Fe Playhouse was also on hand to whip up her delicious fruit punch.

After some fun mingling and noshing in the El Museo lobby, Janet Davidson, Board President of TSF and Director of Almost, Maine, gathered the audience in the theatre for a brief welcome and introduction about TSF. Some lucky winners went on to claim fantastic door prizes donated by Cacao Santa Fe, El Meson, Tomasita’s, Adobe Rose Theatre, Red Thread Santa Fe/For Giving Productions, Santa Fe Playhouse, and Teatro Paraguas.

And then for the biggest treat of the night: Almost, Maine, by John Cariani. The tour-de-force cast of Patrick Briggs, Debrianna Mansini, Robyn Rikoon, and Hania Stocker deftly transformed from one character to another throughout the nine short vignettes that make up this endearing play about love and loss. Many thanks to the cast and crew for having shared their time and awesome talents for this event.  

A great, fun Valentine’s night! Many thanks to Producer, Walter Dilts, for his support, to Red Thread Santa Fe and For Giving Productions for holding the performance, and to El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe for giving us the theatre that night. A big thank you to House Manager, Jennifer Graves, for her tremendous assistance with the pre-show reception. Another huge thank-you to our community and theatre sponsors for their generous donations. And a million thanks to everyone in attendance that evening—you truly made it a lovely, successful event and TSF greatly appreciates your support!

—Karen Ryan, TSF board member